Tiffany Smiley concedes to Patty Murray in race for Senate
Republican Tiffany Smiley has conceded to Democrat Patty Murray in Washington's race for the U.S. Senate.
Smiley made the announcement via Twitter, Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, a day after initial election results came in.
"This race was never about me – it was about the amazing people of this state and I will never stop fighting and advocating for them," Smiley said.
As of the morning of Thursday, Nov. 10, Sen. Murray had 57% of the vote to Smiley's 43%. The race between Murray and Smiley is being noted as the most expensive Senate race in state history, with Murray spending $20 million and Smiley spending $14 million.
Murray's win was largely delivered by Western Washington counties. She received 74% of the vote in King County, 58% in Snohomish County, 53% in Pierce County, and 60% in Kitsap.
Sen. Murray also tweeted Wednesday, saying that she will continue to fight in the Senate.
Murray was first elected to represent Washington state in the Senate in 1992. With her 2022 midterm win, she will move into to her sixth term.